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Intoxicated woman disrupts traffic in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – An intoxicated woman was hospitalized Thursday after disrupting traffic in western St. Charles, police said.

Officers from the St. Charles Police Department responded to the 1400 block of West Main Street at about 3:30 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated subject in the roadway, police said.

Upon arrival, officers reportedly found the woman, who had been in the traffic lanes.

Because of her level of intoxication, police said, medics were requested, and the woman was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva for evaluation.

No charges were filed, police said.

"It caused quite a scene," said Daniela Saracco, who works nearby.

Since her business opened about a month ago, Saracco said she has seen other instances involving intoxicated people. She is concerned about how much people are drinking at bars and restaurants, she said.

"They're definitely overserving these people," she said.

St. Charles aldermen have been scrutinizing liquor license issues since former Mayor Don DeWitte proposed an earlier closing time last year due to problems connected to overserving.

Their discussions brought about the formation of a liquor commission. It held its first meeting Aug. 19.

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